We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics. My motto — “Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”
Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe
You are speaks so loudly I can’t hare what you are saying.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
G. K. Chesterton
Anyone who wants to move mountains must begin by moving small stones.
Rev. Cannon Christopher Rodgers, Timaru, N.Q.
Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?
Even if it’s true that I’m a wimp, I like not being forced to eat fish on Friday…Elmer Gotchief (butcher in a NY Safeway)
Thanks you for shocking me into realizing many of the well-intended changes in the Church which have turned things sour…. Mabel Stetson, Toledo, OH
With younger members of my family, I have experience the same problem you friend had regarding fasting before Mass. Some of my kids’ religion teachers told them not to take seriously the matter of fasting… Rebecca Smith, Albuquerque, NM
The solipsism of this generation leads to a dead end… Juan Tejada, Ann Arbor, MI
Answer to Mary Quiz
@56 AD, St. Ignatius of Antioch, the third bishop of Antioch, wrote to Mary: “You should comfort and console me, a disciple of your beloved John. I have heard wonderful and astonishing things to tell about your son, Jesus. With my whole heart, I want to get more information regarding things I have heard from you, who were always intimate and allied with Him. You knew all his secrets. Fare thee well and let the neophytes with me be comforted by you.”
In her reply, Mary wrote: “The things you have heard and learned from John are true. Believe them, cling to them and hold fast to the profession of the faith you have embraced. Soon I will come with John to visit with you and the others. Stand fast in the faith and show thyself a man. Don’t let the fierceness of persecution move you. Let your spirit be strong and rejoice in God, thy Saviour.”
In an elementary school test, one student wrote “In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off. Adams and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark. Noah built and ark and the animals came in pears. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt during the day and a ball of fire during the night.